WORLD WAR II Dated TURKISH MAUSER 7.92mm ANKARA K KALE Military Rifle C&R
Turkish Model 98/22 Mauser Rifle
Here we present a Turkish Mauser Ankara K. Kale Military Rifle made at the Kirikkale Rifle Factory just east of Ankara, Turkey circa 1942. There were 53,000 of these rifles made in 1942 with a total of 250,00 over the production run between 1940 and 1946.
Many of the Turkish rifles were lumped together into a group called the Model of 1938, which wasn’t a single model, but rather a common set of features. The designation isn’t even one that the Turks used, but rather is a designation that U.S. importers used to describe these rifles. It is assumed that the Turkish military took whatever rifles that they had and converted them to this design. The most common of these rifles are the K. Kale marked rifles, such as this one. The markings on this rifle are T.C. for Turkive Cumhuriveti, for Republic of Turkey. A.S.F.A. for Askari Fabrika, or Military Factory. ANK ARA for the city of manufacture. And K. Kale for Kirikkale Rifle Factory.
Though the Turks were neutral in World War II, they were courted by both the Allies and the Axis. But even with the courting, they stayed neutral to the end of the war. They gave refuge to both sides, giving refuge to the Germans that were escaping the Soviets in Bulgaria and Romania in 1944, and the Allies in Greece in late 1944 and early 1945.
The overall condition is good. The action is strong all around. The bore is mostly bright. This example sports a solid stock. The barrel is dated “1942”. Here is a fantastic example of a scarce Mauser rifle!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 29 inches.
Caliber: 7.92mm Mauser
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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